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Denzel: Ryan gave me black eye

Denzel Washington has revealed that Ryan Reynolds gave him a black eye while they were shooting a movie together.

The Hollywood stars were filming a fight scene for action flick Safe House when Ryan accidentally punched Denzel and gave him his shiner, reports People.

Denzel, 57, said: "There's a scene where I reach over to try to choke him while I have handcuffs on. We were flying around in the car. It just happened that as I was reaching forward he was flying back... and POW!"

Ryan, 35, admitted he blushed so much his face felt like it was "on fire" after he realised he had clipped the big screen star.

He joked: "That was my early retirement. I've given Denzel Washington a black eye and I should probably go home."

In the movie, Green Lantern star Ryan plays a young CIA agent assigned to get a dangerous criminal, played by Denzel, to another secure location after their safe house is attacked.

The film, which also stars Brendan Gleeson and Vera Farmiga, is due to be released in the US this month.

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